Here the Duchess of Cambridge's much loved designer Issa made a little piece of history this summer, offering up her precious threads to headline the very first collective international pop-up boutique.
"Croatia’s evolving fashion industry makes this pop-up shop a very exciting initiative," said Issa's Brazilian founder Daniella Helayel.
"The Croatian coastline is such a beautiful location, the harmony of nature and architecture mirrors many of my inspirations."
The London-based designer aims to embrace women's femininity by creating dresses which not only look wonderful but also make them feel their best – so it's no wonder Kate opted for one of her designs for such a poignant occasion as her engagement announcement.
a restored 18th century haven that proudly reigns as Korcula's five star tsar.
Intriguingly, it's not the Palace's sprawling medieval cottage suites – whose designs are inspired by the exotic destinations on explorer Marco Polo's Silk Road route – that set it apart.
Instead, it's their determination to put on a cultural show for their guests as well as provide them with stunning shelter.
– the Korkyra Baroque Festival, September 7-16.
For ten days, Baroque music's international titans will descend on Korcula to perform their modern interpretations in the island's ethereal cathedrals.
Lesic Dimitri's manager Toni Lozica – an imposing baritone opera singer when he isn't nurturing his guests – has been crucial in the organisation of the event.
Both he and the hotel are intent on carving out their niche as a formidable force on Korcula's cultural scene – and their warm, luxurious hospitality is an added bonus.
Report by Andrea Maltman